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Last night heard: 1. Former Escambia County Commissioner Tom Banjanin is considering running for House Dist. 3. Banjanin has strong relationship with Pensacola Christian and served in the state legislature before being on the county commission. 2. Part of the PNJ management team confirmed that [...]

Talking Points 1/3/07

Driving Miss Holly District 3 Polka County Loses Again IN Your Head Radio CLICK HERE TO VIEW

IN YOUR FACE TV – ECUA PLANT PART 2

Second part of my interview with Jeff DeWeese on the financing plan for the relocation of the Main St. Sewage Treatment Plant. Taped on Jan. 3, 2007. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

IN YOUR FACE TV – ECUA PLANT PART 1

My interview with Jeff DeWeese on the financing plan for the relocation of the Main St. Sewage Treatment Plant. Taped on Jan. 3, 2007. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

Gaetz proposes limit on property taxes

Gaetz proposes limit on property taxes

Senator Don Gaetz (R-Niceville) said today he will support legislation, including a constitutional amendment, to limit property tax increases. Gaetz said the combination of skyrocketing property insurance and dramatic increases in ad valorem taxes has created “a triple digit misery index” [...]

Weaver leaves ESCO for Scarborough

Nan Weaver has left the Escambia County Sheriff's Office to work for George Scarborough's House campaign. Weaver was the community relations director. Before that, she was the District Director for Congressman Joe Scarborough.

Latest from Supervisor of Elections

John Wyche has filed as a Democrat. Here is the PDF: List 1-10-07

Blog has record day!

Blog has record day!

We had 2802 unique visitors yesterday. Not bad for a little small town blog.

Pensacola council committees set

Pensacola council committees set

Pensacola Mayor John Fogg on Jan. 10, two days after the new City Council was sworn in, named appointments to the Council’s four standing committees for the 2007-2009 Council term. Also named was a new chairman and vice chairman for the board of the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA). Those [...]

Buzz: Delta cutting back on jets at PNS airport

Buzz: Delta cutting back on jets at PNS airport

Martini Night Buzz: Heard that Delta is cutting back on the jets at Pensacola Regional Airport. It's part of their bankruptcy restructuring. Delta is reducing short - less profitable - commuter flights and will focus on overseas flights.

Is the Main St. Plant vote by Co. Commission legal?

Is the Main St. Plant vote by Co. Commission legal?

There is some question whether the Escambia Co. Commission has the right to force ECUA to enter into a 20 year contract with the county's Perdido Landfill. ECUA is a government entity. It's required by law to competively bid for services. It's landfill needs should be  done by sealed bid on a [...]

Quote of the day

Quote of the day

From the PNJ: when they asked Commissioner Whitehead about whether County Atty. Janet Lander had committed on his aborted purchase of surplus county property: "It's not her position to comment," Whitehead said. "She's my attorney, not yours." No, Mr. Whitehead, Lander is the attorney for [...]

More possible House District 3 candidates

More possible House District 3 candidates

Every day we hear more names. Two surprises yesterday: Sara Baumgartner (spelling?) former WEAR TV3 anchor, former aide to Holly Benson, currently with Sacred Heart foundation. Jason Crawford - Iraqi War veteran, former UWF student body president, Board member of Pensacola Young [...]

Lessons from failed Whitehead purchase

Lessons from failed Whitehead purchase

Clerk of Courts Ernie Lee Magaha proved the value of having an independent accounting department. Had Touart & Whitehead been successful in creating their own finance/accounting department - the purchase would have happened under the radar. Where was the County's Legal department on this [...]

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